SEVEN GENERALS EARN PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA HONORS FROM CLUSA
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Street & Smith's College Lacrosse USA Preseason All-America teams have been announced and Washington and Lee had seven players honored. Only defending national champion Salisbury State had more All-America selections (8).
A trio of juniors in attackman Matt Dugan (Rockaway, N.J./Mountain Lakes), midfielder Pope Hackney (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's), and defenseman Pete Iwancio (Baltimore, Md./Loyola) were all named to the First Team All-America list. All three earned Preseason First Team All-America honors by Faceoff 2000 Men's Lacrosse Yearbook.
Dugan was the ODAC Player of the Year and a Second Team All-American last season after tallying 57 goals and 27 assists for 84 points.
Hackney was a First Team All-ODAC and Third Team All-America selection in 1999 after scoring 27 goals and dishing 10 assists, while Iwancio earned the same honors after helping the Generals post the nation's top scoring defense (5.20 gpg.).
Senior attackman Colin Dougherty (Timonium, Md./Loyola) earned Second Team Preseason All-America honors by CLUSA after garnering the same honor by Faceoff 2000. Dougherty was named Second Team All-ODAC last season after totaling 26 goals and 26 assists for 52 points. He earned Honorable Mention All-America honors following the 1998 season, but was riddled with injuries in 1999.
Senior defenseman Charlie Antrim (Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's), senior attackman Chris Brown (Towson, Md./Towson), and junior goalie Wes Hays (Towson, Md./Loyola) were all named Honorable Mention Preseason All-America.
Like Dougherty, Antrim also battled through an injury-plagued 1999 season to earn First Team All-ODAC and Honorable Mention All-America honors. He was named to Faceoff's Second Team Preseason All-America squad. Hays finished the 1999 season third in Division III in goals-against average (5.91) and posted a .600 save percentage.
Washington and Lee returns 24 letterwinners, nine starters, and its top nine scorers to the fold this season after going 13-2 last year. The Generals won the ODAC with a perfect 6-0 record and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.